Vintage Mid Summer Style

With the solstice just past, high summer is finally upon us.

Time to shed the layers of this years spring chill and embrace the rejuvenating sunshine as it warms joy into us all. As we enter into what we hope to be an increasingly dreamy summer season, we have transformed the shop into a haven of delicate lawns, bright cottons and lace, broderie  anglaise & chiffon to ring in the change in mood.

While travelling abroad is still so uncertain we turn to ways of bringing Italian beaches, French Riviera and Caribbean sunshine to join our English pastoral and summertime traditions.
Our dramatic Dorset beaches and Hardy-esque countryside are crying out for a touch of vintage fashion to enhance there charms. Whether it’s intimate picnics with loved ones, sunset rendezvous with long missed friends or cheerful gatherings with family, our summer outdoor occasions would not be complete without some 20th century style brought into the present.
Find 1950s cotton day dresses with classic cuts in an assortment of unique prints, some from iconic fashion house Horrockses as well as many handmade, one of a kind gems.
Stunning Dresses for Summer from Dress, in Bridport

We couldn’t resist bringing out our daintiest of early white cottons, linens, laces and lawns, some dating back to the Edwardian Era. Nothing more perfect for paired down garden ceremonies as an alternative take on the romantic wedding dress, or for a day simply laid amongst the daisies...

Lovely Vintage Mid Summer Style Dresses from Dress, in Bridport

Speaking of which - we will be showcasing Mary’s incredible archive piece this month, a buttercup yellow organza gown, appliquéd with three dimensional daisies from top to toe. While not available to purchase, a dress of this calibre from Mary’s personal collection is not to be missed!

Vintage Mid Summer Style Dresses from Dress, in Bridport

With an additional sprinkling of vintage lingerie and slip dresses, light blouses, swimsuits, rockabilly skirts and 1940s tea dresses, an outfit for any occasion this summer can be found here at Dress.